Another week full of cricket

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:27

Another week full of cricket with five games being played, three involving the Marsa C.C team.

On the Monday the Marsa team took on returning team Elmdon C.C from England , who the day before beat SGS Holland. This was Elmdon’s second tour to the island, their first was just over a year ago. The Marsa team batted first with Dave Borg opening the batting and was demolishing the bowling and made sixty eight runs from fifty balls including five fours and three sixes along the way.  Andy Naudi was no slouch either hitting a quick fire fifty two runs from twenty five balls which included three sixes and three fours. The Marsa team totalled a very reasonable 152 runs from their twenty overs. D.Morgan and S. Mohammed were the only wicket takers for Elmdon. In reply Elmdon could only muster up 84 runs with S.Mohammed top scoring with twenty one runs, T Straten fifteen runs and D.Morgan twelve runs. For Marsa , Mike Caruana was the main wicket taker with three. Marsa win the game and Elmdon are yet to win against Marsa.

On Wednesday the Marsa team played the second game against SGS Holland. The Marsa team batted first and if it was not for John Grima’s forty three runs, the final score of 99 runs would have been much worse.  S.A Mohammed and A.Tomlinson took two wickets each while P V Noord and M.Meerdink took a wicker each.

SGS had a horrible start in the run chase which gave the Marsa team hope of winning, they had lost six wickets for forty two runs. This brought together R V D Berg (thirty seven runs) and P V Noord (twenty seven runs) who steadied there team to a good victory. With this win SGS squared the series. For Marsa Alan Swift had a wonderful return to cricket taking three wickets.

On Sunday the Marsa team took on returning team Saracens who the day before beat SGS. Saracens last tour was in 2007.

Saracens batted first in this encounter. The Marsa team managed to bowl them out for 106 even after conceding forty four extras. Nowell Khosla, Sarfraz Ali, Adam Krishna and Gordon Hewitt all took two wickets each. For Saracens, M.Ayre top scored with thirteen runs, while C.Knighton eleven runs, A.Bigby and K.Gough ten runs each were the main scorers.

The Marsa team with the batting line up they had should of made the runs . M.Bigby had other ideas and took an impressive six wickets which destroyed the Marsa team. R.Gough chipped in with two wickets. For Marsa Andy Naudi top scored with eighteen runs and John Rusher eleven runs. The Marsa team have yet to beat the Saracens.C.C.

Next weekend the Marsa team take on Slovenian team Mezica C.C in a two game series.

On Saturday the academy/nursery will be from 9:00am till 11:30am.

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